The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron is dedicated to developing compelling projects that will attract private funding and venture capital investment to the Akron region. The Center for Biomaterials and Medicine (CBMM), as a part of this mission, has acquired significant funding on projects conceptualized through the CBMM.
Department of Defense
The Center for Biomaterials and Medicine was granted $5 million in a federal defense spending bill, for a wound healing platform focused on research and development for unique solutions and technologies to benefit American soldiers.
The project focuses on identification of problems associated with wound healing, whether from a device/treatment or biological issues standpoint, in order to guide the development of treatments and products to improve the speed and outcome of wound healing whether created by trauma, disease, or through purposeful surgeries. The goal of the project is to utilize advanced materials to design and develop better techniques for development of deep wounds, especially those treated with negative pressure wound management.